Representing Issues Affecting People with Neurological Conditions

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The NAI represents its members on a number of platforms to promote awareness and highlight the needs of people with neurological conditions and their families.

The NAI has participated in a number of consultative processes in recent years around the development of neurology and neurorehabilitation services.

Currently, the NAI represents its members on the programme teams for the National Clinical Programmes in neurology and rehabilitation medicine.

National Clinical Programmes

The Quality and Clinical Care Directorate was established by the HSE to help improve patient care throughout the health system. This Directorate, under the leadership of Dr Barry White has established a number of clinical programmes to improve and standardise patient care by bringing together clinical disciplines and enabling them to share innovative solutions to deliver greater benefits to every user of HSE services.

The programmes are based on three main objectives.

To improve the quality of care to all users of HSE services

To improve access to all services

To improve cost effectiveness

As part of its quality and safety remit, the Quality and Clinical Care Directorate is also introducing clinical governance to ensure that patients can get the right treatment. It is establishing a national clinical audit programme and developing guidelines to support service user involvement in the health services. These standards will be measured and audited to ensure they are delivered accross the system.

Four clinical programmes have been established in relation to neurological conditions:

Stroke

For more information on this programme click here

Epilepsy

For more information on this programme click here

Rehabilitation Medicine

For more information on this programme click here

NAI and the Clinical Programmes

The NAI recognises that these programmes have the potential to significantly improve service delivery and quality of life for people with neurological conditions and their families.

The NAI has agreed to work as part of the programme team on the Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine programmes.

The NAI is committed to highlighting the following areas through its collaboration with these programmes.

1. promoting the importance of service user consultation and involvement at all stages in the design and delivery of services.

2. promoting understanding of and recognition of the role of not for profit organisations in providing specialist services and supports to people with neurological conditions and their families.

3. working with the programme teams towards putting in place services that meet the needs of people with neurological conditions and their families.

 

 
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